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Every gift, every year helps GW students reach their potential in the classroom, and in life.  The stories below reflect the impact of philanthropy on our GW community.

Dr. Daniel Ein, Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Director of GW’s Allergy and Sinus Center.

A Sense of Community

July 06, 2018
Giving back to the community has always been important to Dr. Daniel Ein, Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Director of GW’s Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.
Led by Director Lance B. Price, ARAC focuses on identifying innovative solutions to antibiotic resistance.

Battling Superbugs

July 06, 2018
Imagine a nasty infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics. This isn’t the imaginings of a dystopian fiction writer—antibiotic resistance is a real and present danger, and GW’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) is on the front lines, fighting one of the greatest public health threats of our time.
Salon Doré Solutions on Equity Series highlights the performing and visual arts as catalysts for social change.

Creativity as a Vehicle for Change

July 06, 2018
An innovative new program from GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design has a mission to showcase artists as creative problem solvers.
Schmidt meets with current students involved in the LGBTQIA Resource Center for a roundtable luncheon.

Supporting LGBTQIA Students

July 06, 2018

When Michael Schmidt, BA ’78, MBA ’85, first came to GW, he had every intention of pursuing his interest in Political Science, but after a foray into acting, he decided to transfer to t

Jon LeClair, SON'18, has something to prove.

A Dream Realized

July 06, 2018
Jon LeClair, SON ’18, has something to prove. At least that is how he feels as the recipient of the Caroline Fredricka Holdship Trust, which is helping him to study health care in GW’s School of Nursing.
Aaron Banas (right) leads a nature retreat for D.C.-area veterans.

Supporting Veterans and the Environment

July 06, 2018
Aaron Banas, MP ’17, came to GW’s Professional Psychology Program because of its “unique approach to treat the whole person.”
Dr. Robert Pless is installed as the Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science.

Extreme Imaging

July 05, 2018
Where one person might see some ordinary photographs, Dr. Robert Pless, the SEAS Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science, sees big opportunity.
STEMworks sudents get a life-size presentation on the state-of-the-art TelePresence.

Connecting the World

July 05, 2018
The future has arrived at GW. Students who step into Room 201 in the Gelman Library can experience the TelePresence, a sophisticated communications system that takes teleconferencing to a whole different level.
WalkUp in NYC

GW to NYC: WalkUP Wake-Up!

July 05, 2018
Walkable neighborhoods—where daily needs can be met by walking, public transit, or biking—have become a crucial feature when it comes to real estate.
Students share their stories at the annual Planet Forward summit.

Leading the Planet Forward

July 05, 2018
Young people are leading the way in building a sustainable world. Planet Forward - created in 2009 by Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno— is playing an instrumental role in those efforts. The initiative, situated in GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, empowers new voices and leads a global conversation on the planet’s future.
Sushmita Malik, SMHS ’20

Scholarship Enables a Return to Roots

July 05, 2018
As a child, Sushmita Malik, SMHS ’20, loved to switch her television between her two favorite shows: “Arthur” and “ER.” Her fascination with emergency medicine never waned. “Someone comes into the emergency department with a problem and you’re there to fix it,” she says. “It’s often the worst day of a patient’s life, but an ER doctor can have a huge impact and make the patient’s day and life better.”
Student-athletes enjoy Training Table breakfast 148 days per year.

Generous Serving

July 03, 2018
Gift provides daily balanced breakfasts to student-athletes.
Hannah Grosvenor, ESIA ’19, is vice president of The Store, GW’s on-campus food bank.

Laptops and Clickers for Students in Need

June 26, 2018
Hannah Grosvenor, ESIA ’19, and Colleen Kelty, GSEHD M.A. ’18, pitched an idea to the Luther Rice Society Advisory Council and won a $20,000 award earmarked for student laptop computers and classroom answer clickers.
Students in the GW Global Bachelor's Program in China

GW Global Bachelor's Program Takes Study Abroad to New Heights

June 20, 2018
The Starr Foundation’s generous $1 million gift sends a cohort of students around the world to study over multiple semesters in different locales, where they can compare different cultures and broaden perspectives.

Furthering a Legacy With a Future Gift

June 19, 2018

From the classroom to the emergency room to the ballroom, Diane Luckmann, School of Medicine and Health Sciences MD '59, has always loved to learn — and been inspired to lead.

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